Senior Needs Survey

VAAA received a $49,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint from the Community Impact Fund-$26,003.90, Arthur Tuuri Health Fund-$20,464.00, Leroy Ball Fund-$2,396.87, and the Burroughs Memorial Fund-$135.23.  The grant dollars were used to conduct a social research survey regarding Genesee County senior citizens current and future needs.  The research was coordinated and directed by Dr. Robin Widgery, President and Senior Research Associate for Social Systems Research Institute. The purpose of this research was to interview a sample of senior citizens in GeneseeCounty to assess their various needs and to learn more about their characteristics not included in census reports.  The objective of this research was to:
  • Better understand the type of physical, social, psychological, economic and environmental needs of seniors
  • Better predict the types of needs seniors will have in the next ten years
  • Better understand how well current needs are being met
  • Better understand who is using which services, why certain services are not being used
  • Identify what elements of community life most affect the quality of life for seniors
  • Develop a fuller demographic profile of seniors than is provided by Census data
  • Assist VAAA and community agencies to develop services that will meet current and future needs
Click here to view the Senior Needs Survey


Let’s Talk About Senior Services

Public Hearings On Senior Services

We want to educate you on what long term care services are available for you or your loved ones! We will be hosting 3 Public Hearings for the Multi-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2015. The hearings will take place on June 3, June 4 and June 18 from 10am-12pm! Take a look at the flyer to see locations! We hope to see you there!
  • CLICK HERE to download the 3 County Public Hearing flyer
  • CLICK HERE to download the 2015 Annual Implementation Plan
  • CLICK HERE to download the 2015 Program Development Initiatives


Raising Kids After 60

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties is hosting a “Raising Kids After 60” Workshop in the Center for Hope gym on Friday, May 30, 2014 from noon until 3 pm. This event is FREE to the public and is focused on Kinship Caregiver families, especially those 60 years of age and older.  Activities include entertainment and light luncheon, Keynote Speaker, workshop sessions on Parenting Kinship Children, Legal Issues, and Caring for the Caregiver. If you would like to RSVP, please contact the Catholic Charities Prevention Department at 810-232-9950 ext. 377. Click here to view the ‘Raising Kids After 60′ flyer.



The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded $15.2 million in support of the wellness and health of seniors and children. One of the organizations that the money was awarded to was the Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan. Through this, The Valley Area Agency on Aging has been awarded $211,606 to be used for the purpose of supporting an expansion of a fall prevention program and diabetes management program for older adults aged 60 and older in Michigan. Click here to read more